01.02.2013 - Natural Sciences Sector

Postgraduate Study in Mountain Development, an activity of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development

Postgraduate Study in Mountain Development

Since 2004, the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI), Scotland has been running a part-time on-line MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development. In 2007, it was validated for delivery across Europe, and students from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain have joined the course. In 2012, it was validated for global delivery, and students from the USA have joined. The programme has unique international recognition as an activity of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development, based at the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College UHI.

The course will be of interest to individuals who are currently working in, or interested in working in, mountain areas - whether in government agencies, as land managers, or in the fields of environmental or community development.  It may also be of interest to educators, as well as people who just like mountains!
The programme offers you advanced theory and practice to give you a clear understanding of the complex issues of mountain areas. You will engage with aspects of practice common to many disciplines and situations, and apply your newly acquired skills to your areas of expertise and interest.

Individual modules deal with social, environmental, economic, and professional development issues in mountain areas.

The next academic year starts in September 2013.

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